Lot 287 - 1978 Chevrolet C/K Cheyenne Pick-up
|Odometer reading||61,285 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,720|
- In upcoming film ‘Havoc’ starring Tom Hardy
- Classic Americana
Balancing the line between rugged and refined the third generation C/K Cheyenne is arguably one of the best-looking trucks to date. These trucks, known as the ‘Rounded Line,’ were the most car-like pick-ups to hit the road, reflecting the insatiable appetite for pick-ups among the American general public. Sure to please all, the trucks were available in a multitude of configurations including half, three-quarter, and one-ton capacities and with short or long Pick-up boxes all offered in numerous trim levels. Alongside the introduction of the four-door crew cab, the third generation C/K marked the introduction of a dual rear-wheel Pick-up truck (The Big Dooley). For 1978, the C/K became the first American full-size Pick-up truck sold with a diesel engine, a 5.7 litre Oldsmobile V8. This generation also marks the first use of the Chevrolet Silverado nameplate. The Rounded Line generation is the longest-produced version of the C/K model line, produced for 18 years. For 1987, it was renamed the R/V series and was gradually phased out through the 1991 model year.
This third generation Chevrolet C/K Cheyenne pickup was imported to the UK in 2017 and purchased last year by a specialist company who supplies vehicles to the television and film industry. They bought it to be used in the new Netflix film ‘Havoc’ starring Tom Hardy, Forest Whitaker and Timothy Olyphant, which will be released later this year. Finished in orange with cream sides and beige cloth interior this C/K Cheyenne is supplied with a V5C registration document. These pick-ups are regarded as practical, classic Americana and are popular with classic car owners, customisers and monster truck builders.
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